Weighs 6.7 grams
Measures 25mm x 20mm x 10mm
Please note that this crystal has been photographed using a macro lens and is very small.
Tugtupite was first discovered in 1960 in Greenland. It's found as massive opaque material in pegmatite veins.
The story goes :-
Once upon a time in Greenland, the girl Tuttu (reindeer) wanted to give birth in solitude, so she went into the mountains. Her blood and placenta fell to the ground and there appeared the tuttupit stone.
Only a few kilometres outside Narsaq, Greenland, it is possible to find minerals and stones that are totally unique to that area, and others that are rare and only found few other places in the world. This is due to a very special geological phenomena, called an intrusion. An intrusion can briefly be described as a volcano that never reached the surface. Thus the lava hardened under ground in a huge lava-chamber, and formed rare minerals and stones due to the particular pressure and temperature conditions.